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Drug-Free Antibacterial Hybrid Biopolymers for Medical Applications


Summer school 1

Summer school 1 providing a review of the science of biodgradable polymer synthesis and functionalisation and industrial training in regulation of medical products and aspects of managing collaborative RD projects

Summer school 3

Summer school on product development, regulation and industrial training on dissemination and exploitation of results fro Collaborative R&D

Mid-term review meeting

Mandatory midterm meeting before the end of reporting period 1

International School and Conference

International school and conference on drug-free antibacterial technology for medical applications.

Workshop 2

Workshop on drug-free antibacterial hybrid polymers and clinical aspects

Written material for project dissemination

The network newsletter established and dissemination to the general press through press releases

Written material for project dissemination updated

Published material produced under TAsk 5.2 Written material is updated.


Recruitment of researchers completed

Workshop 1

Workshop 1 a scientific meeting of the network on new concepts of drugfree antibacterial therapies held

Workshop 3

workshop combining a scientific meeting of the network looking at the process of taking scientific research through to industrialised products with meetings with investors, start-ups and blue hip companies and an an exhibition of HyMedPoly oputcomes

Recruiting researchers -early work

Midterm review of the progress of the recruitment process

Summer School 2

Summer school 2 on the science of hybrid material processing and technology and industrial training in aspects of collaborative RD held

Public dissemination

Webpages and newsletter set up with initial contributions from all partners

Research highlights and project profiles - web based

The research highlights from the initial stages of the project and the profiles of the project personnel are available through the network web pages

Research highlights and project profiles - updated

Web-based material produced for Task 5.1 is kept up up to date.

Public dissemination of completed project

Reports of the outcome of the project for use in the press and by the partners.

Outreach activities - status report

Report on the activities by the project group members to publicise therapeutic biomaterials

Progress Report

Mandatory Progress Report


Fabrication and characterization of copper(II)-chitosan complexes as antibiotic-free antibacterial biomaterial

Author(s): Lukas Gritsch, Christopher Lovell, Wolfgang H. Goldmann, Aldo R. Boccaccini
Published in: Carbohydrate Polymers, Issue 179, 2018, Page(s) 370-378, ISSN 0144-8617
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.09.095

Do bioresorbable polyesters have antimicrobial properties?

Author(s): Lukas Gritsch, Christopher Lovell, Wolfgang H. Goldmann, Aldo R. Boccaccini
Published in: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Issue 29/2, 2018, ISSN 0957-4530
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
DOI: 10.1007/s10856-017-6021-5

Mesoporous silica-based bioactive glasses for antibiotic-free antibacterial applications

Author(s): Seray Kaya, Mark Cresswell, Aldo R. Boccaccini
Published in: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Issue 83, 2018, Page(s) 99-107, ISSN 0928-4931
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2017.11.003

Drug-free antibacterial polymers for biomedical applications

Author(s): Ayesha Idrees, Patrícia Varela, Francesca Ruini, Jeddah Marie Vasquez, Jochen Salber, Udo Greiser, Wenxin Wang, Sean McMahon, Susanna Sartori, Gianluca Ciardelli, Valeria Chiono
Published in: Biomedical Science and Engineering, Issue 2/1, 2018, ISSN 2531-9892
Publisher: PAGEPress
DOI: 10.4081/bse.2018.39

Validation of in vitro assays in three-dimensional human dermal constructs

Author(s): Ayesha Idrees, Valeria Chiono, Gianluca Ciardelli, Siegfried Shah, Richard Viebahn, Xiang Zhang, Jochen Salber
Published in: The International Journal of Artificial Organs, Issue 41/11, 2018, Page(s) 779-788, ISSN 0391-3988
Publisher: Wichtig Editore
DOI: 10.1177/0391398818775519

Phosphate glass fibres with therapeutic ions release capability – a review

Author(s): Agata Lapa, Mark Cresswell, Phil Jackson, Aldo R. Boccaccini
Published in: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 2019, Page(s) 1-14, ISSN 1743-6753
Publisher: Maney Publishing
DOI: 10.1080/17436753.2018.1564413

Macrophage immunomodulation: An indispensable tool to evaluate the performance of wound dressing biomaterials

Author(s): Patrícia Varela, Susanna Sartori, Richard Viebahn, Jochen Salber, Gianluca Ciardelli
Published in: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials, Issue 17/1, 2019, Page(s) 228080001983035, ISSN 2280-8000
Publisher: Wichtig Editore s.r.l.
DOI: 10.1177/2280800019830355

Cellulose-Based Hydrogels for Wound Healing

Author(s): Isabel Orlando, Ipsita Roy
Published in: Cellulose-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogels, 2018, Page(s) 1-18, ISBN 978-3-319-76573-0
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76573-0_38-1

Abstract Book: Drug-Free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications - First Cambridge International Conference - December 14th, 2018 - Cambridge, UK

Author(s): The Editors
Published in: Biomedical Science and Engineering, Issue 3/1s, 2019, ISSN 2531-9892
Publisher: Page Press
DOI: 10.4081/bse.2019.66

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